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Foundation: It was a great triennial conference!

The Delta Omicron Foundation and its trustees were very much in evidence at the DO Triennial Conference in July 2012 in Lexington, Ky. Following the annual meeting of the trustees, which took place before conference started, the Foundation hosted its traditional luncheon on Friday. Speaking at the luncheon were David Macy, resident director of the MacDowell Colony, and Dr. Nickitas Demos, who received the Dr. Thor Johnson Memorial Commission from the Foundation for 2012. Coincidentally, Demos was a colonist at MacDowell in May of that year, and he gave his impressions of  his experience of working at the colony.

After the luncheon, conference attendees heard the premiere of  Demos' new work, "Rites of Passage," performed by Dr. Kenneth Long, clarinets (bass, E-Flat, and B-Flat), and Dr. Laura Gordy, piano. On the same program was the premiere of the Triennial Composition Competition winner, "Suite: in memory of Chief Joseph," by Dr. Greg A. Steinke.  The Foundation contributed half of the prize for the competition. The latter work was performed by Dr. William Scharnberg, horn, and conference accompanist Suzanne Burg, piano.  Click to view the premiere concert program in PDF.

The Foundation has announced a continued goal this triennium to support the renovation of the Delta Omicron Studio at the MacDowell Colony.  Read more about the project in a PDF flyer from the MacDowell Colony.

Click to view photos of Foundation activities at conference.